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Enslaved children rescued from GAP sweatshop

Fourteen minors were recently rescued from the clutches of a sub-contractor, working for clothing giant GAP, by a local NGO in Shahpur Jaat area in the Indian capital. But what about the 100,000 child labourers still engaged in embroidery and zari sweatshops in Delhi?

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Stand Up’s numbers Speak Out loud

The Stand Up, Speak Out campaign by the Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action against Poverty, along with its partners have led to an incredible number of 43.7 million people – both physically and intentionally – standing up against poverty and in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The campaign’s success reveals a growing movement of people who want more urgent political responses to the growing crisis of global poverty.

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Rising oil prices a threat to MDGs

A new report from UNDP uses the Oil Price Vulnerability Index (OPVI) to measure the brunt of rising oil prices on Asia’s poor. While India may fare better than its neighbours in its ability to absorb oil price shocks, a continued rise could have an adverse impact on the region’s gains on MDGs, the report warns.

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Child slavery thriving in Indian cotton industry

India has distinction of having the largest area under cotton cultivation in the world and has been a pioneer in developing hybrid cotton seeds for commercial use. The Indian cottonseed industry is also marked by the highest proportion of child labour in its workforce.

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Guinness record for Stand Up, Speak Out

38.8 million people worldwide broke last year's numbers to make a new world record for the Stand Up, Speak Out campaign on October 17, the International Day for Eradication of Poverty. By standing up, these people are calling upon Governments to match their actions by displaying the political will to end poverty, said Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.

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India going slow in reducing hunger, says Global Hunger Index

The second Global Hunger Index presents a gloomy picture when it comes to meeting the MDG targets related to hunger and child mortality. Barring a few regions of the world, it appears that hunger will continue to haunt humanity for a long time to come.

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Record 13 million Indians stand against poverty

India showed itself at the fore in standing up and speaking out against poverty on October 17 in the global anti-poverty campaign Stand Up and Speak Out. Over 38.7 million people created a new world record for the largest number of people to stand up for a cause, of which 13 million were from India.

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Asserting the right to be heard

In India, hundreds of women came together to raise their voices against poverty at the Women’s Tribunal on Poverty on October 17. The event, held at the national capital, was marked by the release of a women’s charter on poverty and a visit to the President.

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Landless poor marching to claim their rights

Over 25,000 people are marching 350 kilometres from Gwalior to Delhi, the Indian capital, asking for equal rights to land, forest and water. The Janadesh 2007 campaign focuses on restoring people's self-worth and dignity through issues about their livelihood resources. Jonathan Weedon, an Ekta Parishad volunteer from Scotland shares some of his experiences on the long march to liberty and equity.

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UNMC report on grassroots voices

The report, People’s Voices on MDGs 2007 highlights key policy areas, common obstacles, as well as MDG progress among countries in the South and Southeast Asia regions from the civil society perspective.

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Thousands of landless in support of MDGs

Over 25,000 people danced, sang and walked, carrying flags, banners and posters in support of the MDGs at the north Indian city of Mathura. These poor, landless people are on a march to the capital to claim their rights from the government.

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South Asian countries off track in meeting MDGs

Most countries in South Asia are lagging far behind, when it comes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target year 2015, says a report released earlier this week.

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Pakistan’s monster banner to unfurl failed MDG promises

Over 3,000 labourers signed on a monster banner to remind the Pakistan government of its promises to eradicate poverty and other MDG goals. The 10 km banner, patched together from smaller bits of cloth, will carry 1.5 million signatures to be unfurled in Bahawalpur on October 17.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar supports campaign

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has confirmed his support and participation in Stand Up and Speak Out 2007. He will mobilize people across the globe to raise their voices and take action against poverty.

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Tribunal charges World Bank with gross abuse of human rights

TRIBUNAL CHARGES BANK WITH SERIOUS VIOLATION OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOVEREIGNTY World Bank Officials Refuse to be Held Accountable

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IMF forced to retreat in Bangladesh

Following series of roundtables with civil society groups (PFM members like CPD, BUP, SUPRO, VOICE, Action Aid and Bangladesh Economic Association)) who severely criticized the World Bank and IMF policies, the Bangladesh Government has decided not to concede to IMF pressure and declared its stance against signing the controversial Policy Support Instrument (PSI).

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World Bank under scanner in Indian capital

The Independent Peoples Tribunal on the World Bank Group in India got underway at New Delhi today at a packed auditorium at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The 4 day event is being organised by a coalition of over 60 groups in collaboration with the JNU Students Union and Teachers Association.

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Human waste creating a stink in Sri Lanka

Personal hygiene may be taken seriously by the people; yet toilet waste is finding its way into water bodies. Public indifference and a lack of action are creating a serious health hazard in the city of Colombo and rural areas.

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Afghanistan celebrates International Day of Peace

The Taliban has promised to support the immunization drive against polio on the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21st, by letting the vaccinators do their job. As guns fall silent, the people of Afghanistan will celebrate peace in a series of activities planned across the country.

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Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

This article examines the Commission's Report in the light of the prevailing conditions in the unorganised sector, the proposals of the present government articulated in its Common Minimum Programme and the national and international directives and commitments on ensuring decent conditions of work, minimum wages, promoting employment and enterprise in the unorganised sector.

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